A Festive Celtic Session with the Clancy's and Special Guest Sarah Marchio
Rose Clancy was born into a musical family hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, an area immersed in Traditional Irish Music. Rose's musical career began at at early age performing with her family's musical group, The Clancy Tradition. Although she studied classical music, Rose learned Traditional Music from her father, Eugene Clancy of the Irish Ramblers, in the "at my father's knee" tradition. Rose's unique fiddle style embraces Northern Irish, Scottish and some French Canadian influences. Rose continues to perform with The Clancy Tradition of New York to sold out crowds. Their CD recording, "Live at the Town Crier Cafe" is available on iTunes.
Rose is a much respected, high energy musician playing her fiddle, mandolin and banjo at concerts and festivals throughout the Northeast while sharing the stage with some of the greatest Traditional performers. In the Session world, she is a much sought after musician and runs two high level sessions; one at The Squire in Chatham, MA and Tinkers Son in Norwell, MA.
Rose shares her time between New York and Chatham, MA, CApe Cod. Rose founded the Chatham Fiddle Company which is housed in a newly renovated brick building on Main Street. There, Rose offers intimate in-house concerts, instrument repair, rentals, sales and private music lessons.
A 2010 graduate of the violin making program at North Bennet Street School in Boston, Rose looks forward to a new career as a luthier while she continues to perform in the Northeast. When she performs in a town near you, be sure not to miss this might fiddle player.
Eugene "Gene" Clancy hails from Armagh Northern Ireland. In 1960, after forming a Ceili Band and playing at Irish Country dances and concerts throughout Ireland, Eugene and his brothers left ireland to tour the US and the Irish Ramblers. The Irish Ramblers (Pat, Eugene and Brendan Clancy) toured for 3 years and in 1963 recorded the album, The Patriot Game on Electra Records.
Eugene continued the musical tradition with his children and members of his extended family forming "The Clancy Tradition" in the early 80's. Eugene plays guitar and is the main vocalist for the group. He has played in Carnegie Hall, Donnelly Memorial Theater, Soldiers Field in Chicago, The Gate Horn, Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland, Gertys Folk City and The Bitter End.
"Ordinary music for ordinary people," Eugene likes to say of the Clancy Tradition's playing and singing, but the listener will find it anything but ordinary. From those Sunday afternoons in Armagh many years ago, to the Wednesday night sessions at Eugene and Cecilia's home, their music keeps faith with the past and rouses the soul of all who hear them.
A Harwich native, Sarah began Highland bagpiping in 1993 under Lezlie Webster, competing throughout the Eastern US and Canada. Later studying under nancy Tunnicliffe, she progressed throughout the competitive piping grades reaching promotion to Grade 1 in 1996. United States Piping Championship Awards include:2nd place winner - 1996, 5th place winner - 1997, and overall champion at the United States Piping Championships in 1998. Sarah is now a professional level piper.
As a student at the College of Wooster in Ohio, Sarah established and earned the first bachelor degree of music in bagpipe performance from the College. her study also included coursework from Carnegie Mellon University under Pipe Major James McIntosh. While attending Wooster, Sarah taught piping and held the position of Pipe Major of the Scot Pipe Band. Upon graduation, she was honored to become the first adjunct professor of piping at the College of Wooster, where she established a credited bagpipe course for the College.
Sarah has attended the Invermark School of Piping, the Balmoral School of Piping, and The College of Piping in Glasgow, Scotland where she earned a Senior Certificate from the Institute of Piping. During her years of study at the Gaelic College of Piping in Cape breton in Nova Scotia, Sarah began playing Scottish Small Pipes, a bellow blown instrument built by Hamish Moore in Scotland.
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